Hello Sunshine! JAI279

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Hello sunshine!!!  Mr Papercraft & I request the pleasure of your company while we get away for a short escape.

Thanks to Just Add Ink for this great sketch.

My card:

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This will be my final post for a short period while I take a blogging break and enjoy some warm weather, good food & great company.

If you need some inspiration while I’m away, I suggest you check out some of the blogs I’m loving at the moment (all Aussie designers):

Kelly x

PS, I’ve seen mixed reviews about the new Precision Base Plate.  I used mine for the ‘hello’ thinlit on this card.  I’m super impressed.  The cut is awesome and it makes cutting out these intricate dies a breeze.

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A Class Full of Flowers

On Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of hosting a class for 4 lovely ladies who spend as much time spoiling my dog with attention as they do making cards!

The ladies had asked for combination of things they’d recently seen on the blog, but since I like my classes to be filled with surprises – we did variations of what they said they liked.

The first project was a decorated notepad using the colours/design features from my Just Add Ink / Demo Designs Sketch card.

Colours: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate & Bermuda Bay.

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To make this decorated notepad, the instructions are mostly the same as the English Garden one, but with a different closure:

  1. Place a piece of A4 cardstock lengthways (landscape) into your SU! trimmer.  Score at 4-1/8″, 4-7/8″, 9″ & 9-3/4″
  2. Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and place into the trimmer longways (portrait).  Cut at 5-7/8″.
  3. Trim the small rectangle from the end of the skinny strip you ended up with (this will be your closure band).
  4. Fold along all score lines on cardstock.
  5. Attach the notepad to the inside using Fast Fuse.
  6. Add the closure flap by securing the end 4-1/8″ piece to the back of the notepad cardstock and then wrap it around & secure it to the front of the notepad.  You should have a 3/4″ flap left that you can attach magnets to for securing it tight.
  7. Decorate the front panel with cardstock (3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″) and DSP (3-5/8″ x 2″).  Attach burlap ribbon & Flower Patch flower.  Add a gold embossed sentiment from Flower Patch.

The next project was a card to coordinate with the notepad.  I wanted to show the ladies how lovely the Garden in Bloom stamp set was, so we used this flower instead of the Flower Patch one.

Colours: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe.

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The leaves behind the flower are from Kinda Eclectic and I once again used burlap to tie it all together.   I love the extra texture that adding even a small piece of burlap ribbon adds.  The sentiment is from the hostess only set Happy Birthday, Everyone.


The final project was a birthday card inspired by a new challenge blog – Pinterest Inspired Challenge.  Stop by and have a look at the entries so far – lots of inspiration just in the cards that have been put forward!!!

This is the inspiration photo:

And this is the card the ladies made:

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The splatters in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set provided the perfect option for creating our own DSP-esque background.  The birthday sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.  I realised after making this card that I’d actually used 2 “kit stamp sets” – they are great for more than just making up the kits.

The yellow & black flowers in the inspiration photo looked like cute little butterflies to me – so out came the Watercolor Wings stamp set and Bold Butterfly framelits.  I cannot make enough butterfly cards with this gorgeous bundle.

Colours: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay (cardstock, ink), Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight & Basic Black.


Another class and another great success.  Next class my Christmas goodies will be here, so I’m looking forward to adding a Christmas card into the mix!

You can find the class schedule here.  Due to the small size of classes, they fill up quickly and payment is required within 3 days of booking to secure your place.

Come & join the fun.  Free doggie cuddles included!!!  Kelly x

The In-Betweeners! JAI265 & FMS189

With pre-order over and my boxes of new stuff somewhere along the nullabour, we’re at the ‘in-between’ stage.

So, what’s a girl gotta do but pull out the reserves and have fun with the old faithfuls, staying arounds and welcome backs!  There’s lots of wonderful {NEW CATALOGUE} stamps and accessories that I already own!

Hello faithfuls, thanks for helping with the Just Add Ink 265 inspiration challenge (don’t you just love these colours?):

And Freshly Made Sketch:

I was delighted to find out the the Balloon framelits & Celebrate Today stamp set both feature in the new catalogue (see page 102).  And even better – you can purchase them as a bundle and save 15%.  Remembering Your Birthday and Kinda Eclectic are also in the new catty – yay!  And, although not on the new catalogue, I’m super excited {for you} that the Cloudy Day embossing folder is on the clearance rack at the moment.  It’s one of my all-time favourites.

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So, as much as I wait in anticipation for new products, it was fun to craft with familiar sets!  What reappearing “new” catalogue product made you smile?  Kelly x

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Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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Heat Tool

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Glue Dots

$8.95

 

*** Want to shop online? The hostess code for June is MAB6AJXN.

Celebrations Aplenty – Kinda Eclectic Screen Card

I’m back – refreshed & revived after a week in a luxury holiday house with my family.  It was a very special holiday organised by my parents, which brought together Mum, Dad, my, my husband, our girls, my brother & his girlfriend.  What was the occasion?  Mum & Dad both turned 60 within days of each other.  They have a habit of running away for milestone birthdays.  40 was spent travelling around Australia, 50 was spent in England/Europe, so when 60 was approaching, I got a little cheeky and suggested that they take us for the ride this time.  I’m glad they did – it was a lovely week of eating, sight-seeing, ‘chilling out’ (as much as you can with two little ones in the mix), swimming & playing games.  We’re looking forward to planning another one – hope we dont have to wait until the ‘fossils’ are 70!!!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!

Mum is my stamping partner in crime, so I knew I needed to make something amazing for her card.  One of the special activities of the holiday was a family photo shoot – we got tizzy-ed up with pretty hair (Becc Jansen) & makeup (Emily Casella) then had had Kate & Sheree from K & S Photography come to take photos of us all.  It’s been a long time since we had any family photos taken, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to update the current collection.  On that line of thinking – I thought a screen card would be a perfect tie-in for the ‘make-over’ theme.  And since I am in love with Kinda Eclectic at the moment – which luckily has a great summer, carefree vibe – the creativity just flowed from there.

Happy birthday to my very wonderful Mum, who means the world to me.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored

Bigz: Perfect Print Numbers

Punches: Decorative Label, Bitty Butterfly, Eyelet Border (retired)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Melon Mambo

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic, Remembering Your Birthday

I’m Finally Kinda Eclectic!

Kinda Eclectic … I had this stamp set on my wishlist for quite a while… borrowed my uplines for a specific project… realised I really did N-E-E-D it… bought it… then got side tracked!  So, I was super excited this week when I had the perfect opportunity to open it up and put it to its maiden use.  I teamed up with Gorgeous Grunge & Petite Petals for a much more rustic card than my usual style. Love this stamp set!

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I’m entering this card into the Just Add Ink 237 Challenge – ink block stamping.  If you haven’t tried this technique, you should – it’s awesome & easy.  The Soft Sky background was achieved by stamping a clear block (block I in this case) with the Gorgeous Grunge splatter and then stamping the inked up clear block onto my cardstock.  Nothing like a technique to ‘rough’ things up!  Kelly x